Daily Archives: February 11, 2020

Trump’s Budget for Education Eliminates the Scandal-Ridden Federal Charter School Program

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
To the shock and consternation of charter school advocates, the Trump budget proposal abandons the controversial federal Charter Schools Program, turning it into a state bloc program that turns the money over to…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SomeDAM Poet: College Ready in Kindergarten

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When Arne Duncan was Secretary of Education, he touted the idea that every student should be college ready. There has been considerable debate about which was Arne’s most memorable utterance. Some say it…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

School Reforms That Are Persistent and Admired But Marginal (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
A head-scratching puzzle of school reform over the past century is the innovation that arrives in tinsel and enters tax-supported public schools. Often districts adopt such glittering new programs…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Trump Proposes Deep Cuts to Social Programs, Including Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is in charge of the appropriations for most social programs. She released this list of the programs that the Trump administration wants to slash or gut. She stands in…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment